Press

Read recent features in leading industry publications where we discuss technology and material advancements, improving part design, and other manufacturing-related topics. Our press releases offer additional insight into the latest news and announcements at Protolabs. For press inquiries, please contact Sarah Ekenberg at [email protected].


Zac Posen, GE Additive, and Protolabs turn Jourdan Dunn into Rose for the Met Gala

Publication date: May 6, 2019

Protolabs, in collaboration with fashion designer Zac Posen and GE Additive, 3D printed a 30-lb. dress for Jourdan Dunn that touted 21 custom petals. See how the additive manufacturing brought the rose gown to life.

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U.S. Added 250,000 Jobs in October; Unemployment at 3.7%

The last official snapshot of the economy before Americans vote on Tuesday offered another reminder of the labor market’s persistent strength.

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You're Looking Fabless: Semiconductor Industry Lessons For Digital Manufacturing

"A single CAD file traverses the entire manufacturing sequence, creating a cohesive digital thread between design, engineering and production -- while ensuring airtight quality control."

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Protolabs’ Greg Thompson discusses 3D printing in operations and production

3D Printing industry expert, Greg Thompson discusses on-demand production and manufacturing operations at Protolabs.

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Minnesota Manufacturers Try To Manufacture Interest in Careers 

The state's manufacturers are rolling out the red carpet for high school and community college students to increase interest in high-wage manufacturing jobs.

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In the News

Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry Is Medtech Ready for an On-Demand Manufacturing Model?
3D Printing Industry How To Design for MJF and SLA 3D Printing with Protolabs Application Engineer Joe Cretella
EE World There's More to CNC Machining Than The Model
NAM Manufacturing Bringing Agile Concepts into the Physical Product Development World
Med Device Online Why On-Deman Manufacturing Works like Amazon Prime for MedTech Companies
Tech Briefs Lockheed Martin Explores a Different Kind of Space for NASA
Plastics Today Listen Up: Headphones that remove earwax is the latest recipient of a Cool Idea Award from Protolabs
Medium Female Disruptor: Vicki Holt is making manufacturing digital
Forbes Digital Is Changing The Economics of Manufacturing
Medical Design Briefs Digital Manufacturing Helps Medtech Firm's Goal to Improve Patient Outcomes
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IndustryWeek Five Expert Insights into Digital Manufacturing and Mass Customization
3D Printing Industry GE Additive Launches Manufacturing Partner Network with Protolabs, Carpenter, and Burloak
The Fabricator Maximizing workflow for an on-demand environment
ECN Digital Manufacturing Helps Medtech Firm's Goal to Improve Patient Outcomes
Forbes The Market Trend OEMs Can't Afford To Ignore
Make Parts Fast Protolabs works with MIT to develop better manufacturing technology
Star Tribune As Competition for Skilled Workers Heats Up, Manufacturers Improve Health Benefits
Digital Engineering 3D Printing Helps Limited Edition Make Big Impression
Plastics Today Protolabs Teams Up with Cleveland Clinic to Bring 'Cool Ideas' to MedTech Market
3D Printing Industry Interview: Rich Baker, Protolabs CTO on Industrial 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing
Forbes Only Digital Manufacturing Can Create The Smart, Customized, On-Demand Products Customers Want
Chief Executive Who's Pushing U.S. Manufacturing Forward?
3DPrint.com Protolabs Dials Into Methodical Approach to Quality in 3D Printing: Exclusive Interview
Medical Design & Outsourcing How fast is Protlabs growing? Turns out it's really fast
Supply & Demand Chain Executive With Industry 4,0, On-Demand Manufacturing is Key to Reducing Total Cost of Ownership
Fox Business Help wanted: About 500K manufacturing jobs currently unfilled
TESTED.com Shop Tips: Learning Injection Moldmaking

Press Releases

May 16, 2019

Protolabs Celebrates 20 Years of Digital Manufacturing with Grand Opening of New Facility

May 7, 2019

Zac Posen x GE Additive x Protolabs unveil breathtaking 3D printing collaboration at the Met Gala

April 23, 2019

Protolabs Cool Idea Award Teams Up with Cleveland Clinic Innovations

March 28, 2019

Protolabs Wins Manufacturing Leadership Award for Excellence in Engineering and Production Technology

March 21, 2019 Protolabs and Wohlers Associates Team Up for Immersive Course on Design for Additive Manufacturing
February 21, 2019 Protolabs Selected to be Featured in National Manufacturing Tour
January 29, 2019 Automated Ear-Care Device Advances towards Commercialization with Cool Idea Award Grant
January 22, 2019 Rapid, a Protolabs Company, Wins The Fabricator Magazine's 2019 Industry Award
December 6, 2018 Protolabs Joins MIT's Additive Manufacturing Consortium to Advance Next-Gen Manufacturing Technology
September 4, 2018 Sprowt Labs Gets Brewers Malting at Home with Help from Protolabs and Cool Idea Award
July 31, 2018 Specdrums Gets a Drum Roll for Fast Production and Scalability Thanks to Protolabs' Cool Idea Award
June 26, 2018 Protolabs Recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive's with SDCE 100 Award
June 12, 2018 Consumers to U.S. Product Developers: Make It Just for Me, ASAP
March 27, 2018 Protolabs Wins Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership Award for Operational Excellence
March 16, 2018 Protolabs Expands Manufacturing Capacity with New Building, Added Machines
December 1, 2017 Protolabs Completes Acquisition of RAPID, Rebrands It as 'Rapid, a Protolabs Company'
November 21, 2017 Protolabs Reaches Agreement to Acquire RAPID, Expands Services with Sheet Metal Fabrication